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SF Approves Warnings on Ads for Sugary Drinks

Posted: 06/09/2015 - San Francisco supervisors have approved the inclusion of a health warning on ads for sugary sodas and some other drinks, saying such beverages contribute to obesity, diabetes and other health problems.

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Amnesty: Ireland Should End Abortion Ban

Updated: 06/09/2015 - Amnesty International is urging Ireland to repeal its constitutional ban on abortion and has unveiled a report detailing how women's lives are endangered by Europe's most restrictive laws.

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Nevada Sees 22-Percent Drop in Abortions

Updated: 06/09/2015 - The annual number of abortions in Nevada has decreased by 22 percent since 2010, but lawmakers in this historically pro-abortion rights state appear to have nothing to do with it.

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House Conservatives Offer Plan to Replace Obama's Health Law

Updated: 06/04/2015 - House conservatives are offering their plan for repealing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and replacing it with tax breaks and other changes. But they're divided over whether to replace that law's subsidies for lower-earning people should the Supreme Court annul them this month.

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FDA Panel Approves Female Libido Pill With Safety Limitations

Posted: 06/04/2015 - Government health experts are backing an experimental drug intended to boost the female sex drive, but stress that it must carry safety restrictions to manage side effects including fatigue, low blood pressure and fainting.

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House Backs State Medical Marijuana Laws

Updated: 06/03/2015 - The GOP-controlled House has voted to stop the federal government from blocking state laws that permit the use of medical marijuana.

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Change Of Address Possible for Marijuana Dispensaries

Updated: 06/03/2015 - There could be changes to the way medical marijuana dispensaries set up shop here in Nevada. That's if the governor signs Senate Bill 276 into law. Right now local jurisdictions, parents, and residents have little to say in the matter.

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South Korea Reports Its First 2 Deaths From MERS Virus

Posted: 06/02/2015 - South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.

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Concerns Remain for 'Viagra for Women' Twice Rejected by FDA

Updated: 06/02/2015 - The makers of a twice-rejected pill intended to boost libido in women will try once again this week to persuade regulators that the drug warrants approval as the first prescription treatment for low sexual desire in women.

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San Francisco Lawmakers Try New Tacks to Curb Soda Drinking

Posted: 05/31/2015 - San Francisco lawmakers are taking another stab at curbing consumption of sugary drinks seven months after local voters added the city to the long list that have rejected soda taxes promoted in the name of public health.

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